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  • Parade of mergers: for better or for worse? Friday, 8 Aug 2014 | 8:36 AM ET

    The M&A wave could be a harbinger of a booming economy...or a collection of last-minute attempts to beat higher debt rates. NYT reports.

  • *Blackstone, KKR, TPG to apportion settlement. The payment by Blackstone Group LP, KKR& Co LP and TPG Capital LP will benefit shareholders of some merger targets during a buyout boom that predated the 2008 financial crisis, and was disclosed in a Thursday court filing.

  • MILAN, Aug 7- Norway's sovereign wealth fund was the single largest shareholder to vote against Italian carmaker Fiat's merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler, according to minutes of the Aug. 1 shareholder meeting.

  • FRANKFURT, Aug 7- Deutsche Telekom rejected an offer from Iliad for its mobile business in the United States and said regulators there should help smaller players compete against bigger rivals if they are not allowed to merge.

  • *Seeks to create Dutch-registered Fiat Chrysler Automobiles. MILAN/ DETROIT Aug 6- Fiat Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday blamed overblown press reports and a "lack of understanding" of the merger with its U.S. unit Chrysler for a share sell-off that threatens to blow the planned tie-up off course.

  • MILAN/ DETROIT, Aug 6- Fiat Chrysler chief Sergio Marchionne on Wednesday blamed overblown press reports and a "lack of understanding" of the merger with Chrysler for a share sell-off that threatens to prevent the tie-up's completion.

  • DETROIT, Aug 6- Amid concerns that Fiat shareholders will prevent a merger of the Italian automaker with Chrysler Group, the American automaker reported that second-quarter profit was up 22 percent to $619 million.

  • DETROIT, Aug 6- Amid concerns that Fiat shareholders will prevent a merger of the Italian automaker with Chrysler Group, the American automaker reported that second-quarter profit was up 22 percent to $619 million.

  • WASHINGTON, Aug 6- U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler on Wednesday said maintaining four large U.S. wireless carriers was "good for American consumers" after news that two of them, Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US, were abandoning plans for a merger.

  • MILAN, Aug 6- Shares in Fiat fell more than 8.5 percent on Wednesday to their lowest level this year, with traders citing concerns that investors who voted against the Italian carmaker's merger with Chrysler would exercise their right to sell the stock, potentially jeopardising the tie-up.

  • 21st Century Fox withdraws Time Warner offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 5:53 PM ET
    Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    Time Warner shares fell more than 12 percent in after-market trading on the announcement.

  • Buying TWX: Pro     Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 4:35 PM ET

    Providing insight into 21st Century Fox's withdrawal of its offer to buy Time Warner and opportunities it provides for investors, with Daniel Salmon, BMO Capital Markets; Rich Tullo, Albert Fried and Company; and CNBC contributor Carol Roth.

  • 21st Century Fox has withdrawn its offer to buy Time Warner. CNBC's David Faber and Kate Kelly provide prospective.

  • Pedestrians walk past the Time Warner Center in New York. 21st Century Fox withdraws offer for Time Warner on Aug. 5th, 2014.

    CNBC's Dominic Chu reports 21st Century Fox has pulled its bid to buy Time Warner. Fox says Time Warner board and management refused to engage with the company to explore its offer.

  • T-Mobile to reject $15 billion Iliad offer Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 2:07 PM ET

    The offer by Iliad for T-Mobile is set to be rejected by the US firm having failed to meet the value put on the business by Telekom, FT reports.

  • Megamergers in focus as TWX, Fox report earnings Tuesday, 5 Aug 2014 | 11:48 AM ET
    The Time Warner Center in New York City.

    With earnings from Time Warner and Twenty-First Century Fox this week, investors will be listening for what the reports mean for a potential deal.

  • Earnings preview: Media mergers     Monday, 4 Aug 2014 | 4:44 PM ET

    CNBC's Julia Boorstin shines a spotlight on media companies ahead of reporting quarterly numbers.

  • Aug 4- Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc is expected to make an aggressive case for merging with Time Warner Inc during its quarterly earnings call on Wednesday, though people familiar with the company's plans have said it would not use that forum to raise its bid.

  • NEW YORK/ FRANKFURT, Aug 4- German auto parts maker ZF Friedrichshafen AG is considering selling its steering business as part of its proposed acquisition of U.S.-based TRW Automotive Holdings Corp, to resolve expected antitrust issues, people familiar with the matter said on Monday.

  • Reynolds American CEO confident of merger approval Friday, 1 Aug 2014 | 6:24 PM ET
    A pack of Camel cigarettes, manufactured by Reynolds American, is in a display rack in a newsstand in London.

    Susan Cameron is confident regulators will allow the tobacco giant to acquire Lorillard for $24.7 billion.